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Metabolic Regulation and Metabolic Engineering for Biofuel and Biochemical Production

Kazuyuki Shimizu
April 25, 2017

The global warming problem is becoming critical year by year, causing climate disaster all over the world, where it has been believed that the CO2 gas emitted from the factories and the burning of fossil fuels may be one of the reasons of global warming. Moreover, the global stock of fossil fuels...

OMICS: Biomedical Perspectives and Applications

Debmalya Barh, Kenneth Blum, Margaret A. Madigan
March 31, 2017

A reflection of the explosion of research and development in this field, OMICS: Biomedical Perspectives and Applications explores applications of omics in bioinformatics, cancer research and therapy, diabetes research, plant science, molecular biology, and neurosciences. A select editorial panel of...

Chemicals from Biomass: Integrating Bioprocesses into Chemical Production Complexes for Sustainable Development

Debalina Sengupta, Ralph W. Pike
March 29, 2017

Chemicals from Biomass: Integrating Bioprocesses into Chemical Production Complexes for Sustainable Development helps engineers optimize the development of new chemical and polymer plants that use renewable resources to replace the output of goods and services from existing plants. It also...

Patient-Specific Stem Cells

Deepak A. Lamba
March 15, 2017

One of the biggest challenges faced in medical research had been to create accurate and relevant models of human disease. A number of good animal models have been developed to understand the pathophysiology. However, not all of them reflect the human disorder, a classic case being Usher’s syndrome...

Understanding Batch Chemical Processes: Modelling and Case Studies

Thokozani Majozi, Esmael R. Seid, Jui-Yuan Lee
February 22, 2017

Batch chemical processes, so often employed in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical fields, differ significantly from standard continuous operations in the emphasis upon time as a critical factor in their synthesis and design. With this inclusive guide to batch chemical processes, the author...

Heat and Mass Transfer: A Biological Context, Second Edition

Ashim K. Datta
January 23, 2017

This substantially revised text represents a broader based biological engineering title. It includes medicine and other applications that are desired in curricula supported by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, as well as many bioengineering departments in both U.S. and...

Solid State Fermentation for Foods and Beverages

Jian Chen, Yang Zhu
December 02, 2016

Although one of the oldest microbial technologies used in food processing, solid-state fermentation (SSF) had, until recently, fallen out of favor. However, based on a series of established mathematical models, new design concepts for SSF bioreactors and process control strategies have been...

Valorization of Food Processing By-Products

M. Chandrasekaran
November 16, 2016

Biotechnology has immense potential for resolving environmental problems and augmenting food production. Particularly, it offers solutions for converting solid wastes into value-added items. In food processing industries that generate voluminous by-products and wastes, valorization can help offset...

Enhancing Extraction Processes in the Food Industry

Nikolai Lebovka, Eugene Vorobiev, Farid Chemat
November 16, 2016

Extraction is an important operation in food engineering, enabling the recovery of valuable soluble components from raw materials. With increasing energy costs and environmental concerns, industry specialists are looking for improved techniques requiring less solvents and energy consumption....

Fermentation Processes Engineering in the Food Industry

Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Ashok Pandey, Christian Larroche
October 27, 2016

With the advent of modern tools of molecular biology and genetic engineering and new skills in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology, fermentation technology for industrial applications has developed enormously in recent years. Reflecting these advances, Fermentation Processes Engineering in...

Biofuels: Production and Future Perspectives

Ram Sarup Singh, Ashok Pandey, Edgard Gnansounou
October 21, 2016

This will be a comprehensive multi-contributed reference work, with the Editors being highly regarded alternative fuels experts from India and Switzerland. There will be a strong orientation toward production of biofuels covering such topics as biodiesel from renewable sources, biofuels from...

Environmental Biotechnology: Biodegradation, Bioremediation, and Bioconversion of Xenobiotics for Sustainable Development

Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Muniswamy David, Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah
October 14, 2016

With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest...